Yesterday, I left the door to their coop open so they could go out through the barn into the backyard.
The only problem with this option is that they also can go back into the barn and POOP ALL OVER THE FLOOR.
I like chicken poop OUTSIDE!
I've tried to explain this to my chickens but they don't seem to grasp the importance of this issue.
Star and Elvira are used to being "free range" chickens.
They were wild chickens when I got them. They quickly showed the Buff Orpingtons how to take 'dust baths'.
Oprah and Goldilocks have never been outside before!
I think it's safe to say that they enjoyed themselves...
The boys, of course, kept a close watch over their girls.
Ann Margaret spent most of the time sunning herself!
Communal dust baths were enjoyed by all...
Although, it did get a bit crowded at times!
Star didn't seem to mind though.
I better quit and go let my chickens out!
Oh yes, and sweep the barn floor!
"Don't even THINK about asking Mom when the last time she swept in the HOUSE was..."